Art Movements

Wynn Bullock (American, 1902–1975), Child in Forest, 1951,  gelatin silver print, 7 7/16 x 9 3/8 in., High Museum of Art, Atlanta,  purchase, 1978.62. © Bullock Family Photography LLC. All rights reserved
Wynn Bullock, “Child in Forest” (1951), gelatin silver print, 7 7/16 x 9 3/8 in. (© Bullock Family Photography LLC)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

The government shutdown is over; and the Smithsonian Institutions museums have reopened, although they estimate that they lost around $2.8 million in revenue due to the closures.

A 1950 bronze sculpture by Henry Moore worth an estimated £3 million was stolen out of the Glenkiln Sculpture Park in Scotland.

This Tuesday, descendents of the family that owned a frieze by Gustav Klimt that was stolen in World War II filed a claim against the Austrian government for its return.

Still from William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time" (via 51% Studios Architecture)
Still from William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time” (via 51% Studios Architecture)

William Kentridge’s installation “The Refusal of Time” has been jointly acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first partnership of its kind for the Met, the New York Times reports.

Six artifacts that were stolen from Zimbabwe’s National Art Gallery have been recovered through a sting operation carried out by the FBI and CIA in Poland.

The Getty added another 5,400 high res art images this week to its online Open Content Program, more than doubling the number of available images. Here’s Hyperallergic’s report on the online program’s launch in August.

The Friends of the High Line announced a new executive director: Jerry Gersten, who is leaving her position as artistic director of Williamstown Theater Festival.

Richard P. Townsend, former director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach (where he resigned suddenly in 2011) and the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, was named the new director of the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.

Dr. Marvin Bolt was named as the Corning Museum of Glass’ first curator of science and technology.

Brazilian street art brothers Os Gêmeos have joined Lehmann Maupin, where they will have their debut exhibition with the gallery in March of 2015.

New gallery Julie Meneret Contemporary Art will open November 6 on the Lower East Side, with its artist roster including Moroccan painter Zakaria Ramhani, French artist Frederic Nauczyciel, Korean artist Jin Joo Chae, and British conceptual photographer Jonny Briggs.

A giant brass fish sculpture in China that cost $11 million to build is causing some controversy for its extravagance, the New York Times reports.

David Adjaye, who designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture being built as a Smithsonian branch in Washington, DC, designed a furniture collection for Knoll inspired by the museum-in-progress.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary, and put on display the jazz musician’s life mask for the first time.

The original horse puppet of Joey from War Horse was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum, where it goes on display today in a specially-made exhibition that shows how it moved on stage.

The jade cabbage at the National Museum in Taipei (photograph by Roger Gordon)
The jade cabbage at the National Palace Museum in Taipei (photograph by Roger Gordon/Flickr user)

The National Palace Museum is loaning 231 Chinese artifacts to Japan, including its prized jade cabbage, the first loan the museum has made to an Asian museum.

Next summer, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is opening a retrospective of work by Wynn Bullock, the first major museum show for the photographer in 40 years.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is campaigning to save the larger-than-life American history figures from the 1982 Philadelphia Cornucopia environment by Red Grooms, which are in a bad state of disrepair.

Katz’s Deli on the Lower East Side is opening a pop-up gallery with deli-inspired art.

An eight-year-old girl got to act as executive director of the Lincoln Children’s Museum for a day.

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